April 18, 2017
S.O.S. Jon Husted proposes tax cut
With the governor having now introduced the 2018-2019 state operating budget, lawmakers, elected officials, lobbyists and advocates are now meeting around Capitol Square in hopes of securing funding for their various projects and causes.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is taking a different approach by requesting no money at all. Secretary Husted is seeking a 100 percent cut in tax dollars used to support his office. This move was made possible thanks to Secretary Husted’s conservative financial management over the past six years. During that period, Husted has reduced spending in his office by 16 percent, even as overall state spending increased by 17 percent.
“It’s one thing to talk about reducing the size and cost of government, it’s another thing to actually do it,” Secretary Husted said.
If approved, Husted’s plan will save Ohio taxpayers $4.76 million – funding that can be used to support more essential government services like education, economic development and job creation instead of unnecessary bureaucracy.
This budget cut is possible because of a number of steps Secretary Husted has taken to improve customer service while cutting costs. You can read more about these cost-saving measures here.